Photography by Ronald J. Parker

red muffin rock

Eastern Sierra Photos Here

Balloon with moon

Balloon Fest Photos Here

Passion # 2 is Photography

This summer we went on a photography vacation trip to the Eastern Sierra. Dawn photos of Red Rock Canyon were taken. Sunset pictures of Mono Lake were shot. The windmills of Tehachapi and movie shooting areas in the Alabama Hills by Lone Pine were visited. Bodie and the Bristlecone Pine parks were visited. Page and photos are HERE.

Balloon Fest: Santa Paula

Santa Paula had a Balloon Fest at the Limoneria Ranch and we shot pictures of the evening Balloon lighting. Photos HERE.

Kite Surfers: Ventura

I came by Surfers's Point when the kite surfers were having fun and enjoyed taking pictures of them. Photos are HERE.

Birds: Filmore, Oxnard

A favorite photo shoot is birds at the seashore or at the Fillmore Fish Hatchery. I like to go for walks in Port Hueneme on the new Lighthouse trail. I have found interesting bird and wave pictures there. Page and photos HERE.

Aquariums: Monterey, San Francisco

I have always enjoyed Aquariums. I always had trouble taking photographs at Aquariums because of the low light conditions. Now with a (DSLR)digital single lens reflex you have the option of increasing the ISO(Film sensitivity). I visited the Monterey Aquarium in December, 2006 and California Academy of Sciences in February, 2009. Page and photos are HERE.

Museums: Pasadena, Malibu, Santa Monica, San Francisco

We also enjoy day trips to Museums or Art Galleries. Places I have been include the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Santa Monica. When I visited my son in San Francisco I found my way to the de Young Museum. Page and photos are HERE.

Poppies: Lancaster, Oxnard

In the spring we have made trips to the California Poppy Preserve west of lancaster in the Antelope Valley. In 2008 the display was spectacular and we found a time when the winds were low. In 2009 I had more poppies in my front yard. Page and photos are HERE.

Fireworks: Ventura

The last couple of years we have enjoyed the fireworks at Ventura College and have taken pictures of them. Photos are HERE.

Fiery Water: Ventura, Port Hueneme, Point Magu

I enjoy taking walks along the shoreline of the ocean. At times the light from the sun gives some interesting reflections from the water in the ocean. Page and photos are HERE.

Costner Concert: Ventura

Kevin Costner gave a free concert in Ventura in 2008 with his band the Modern West. I had a great time listening to the music and capturing the excitement of the stage performance. Photos are HERE.

kite surfer laying back in a froth of waves closeup of egret statue of a lying lady jellyfish at monterey aquarium
Kite Surfer Photos Here Bird Photos Here Museum Photos Here Aquarium Photos Here
poppies fireworks wave splash Kevin Costner playing guitar
Poppy Photos Here Fireworks Photos Here Fiery Water Photos Here Costner Photos Here